This is the movie UDON (Japanese noodle) official site. The story is about a guy who had the dream to go to the US and be a very successful man. He didn't make it and returned to his home town, Sanuki, which is well-known for UDON. He starts to think about UDON and how great it is and decides to start a business there! Please check the trailer out on the second button. It makes me hungry, and I am very proud of Japanese food.
Adrian G. White of University of Leicester related "The World Map of Happiness" and here's the result:
23. US, 41. UK
I don't know why, and who they make this result. Asian countries rank in very lower.
Family ties, conventional value, male chauvinism, male-dominated society, those factors could be related to the results. What do you think? A few days ago, we had this news "For the first time in six years, the life span has decreased for men but women are still on top of the world. They said there was a change in world ranking due to the special factor (i.e. influenza), and maybe the rate of suicide isn't studied either. Basically the long-term trend of a Japanese person's average life span has not changed. On the other hand, some said it will stop and get shorter because of changing food. What about stress? I love this country, and I am very happy being Japanese. But...I *really* do look forward to one day living outside of Japan. Apparently I'm living in the 90th ranked Happiness in the world...